Audio Project Cataloguers, British Library

Audio Project Cataloguers, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, British Library

£26,000 per annum
Based at St Pancras, London
Full-time fixed-term contract for five years
Reference: 01298
The British Library is seeking to appoint six Audio Project Cataloguers to join us as we embark on an exciting five year project, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage.  The project is part of the British Library’s wider Save Our Sounds programme, and will digitally preserve almost half a million sound recordings, establish a network of ten audio archiving centres across the UK, and make it easier for people to discover and listen to them.
Audi Project Cataloguers will have broad experience in data work, collection management and software use. This will be directed into providing and enhancing catalogue descriptions of audio recordings, and precisely indicating their segmentation for access. The value of their contribution will also be judged on both the breadth and depth of their subject knowledge in relation to the many audio collections being preserved.
Ideally we are looking to include specialisms within this team including (but not restricted to) those that will relate to aural identification of classical music, world and traditional music, wildlife sounds, and their taxonomy. Although a qualification of degree level or above may illustrate this, practical experience and background will certainly be taken into account. Working knowledge of a foreign language will also be considered an asset.
These posts are part of a Heritage Lottery funded project
Closing Date: 5 July 2017
Interview Date: 17 - 20 July 2017
Applications and further details:

Best wishes,

Richard Ranft                              
Head of Sound and Vision,      
The British Library,               
96 Euston Road,                       
London NWI 2DB, UK.

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